Lab Specialist

Job description

Working Title: Lab Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Neuroscience

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-08-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Kipnis. This position provides assistance with laboratory oversight and experimental procedures. Duties will include: performing experiments in accordance with grant specifications and directions from the PI; taking care of animals, including breeding and prepping for behavioral studies, and working on animal protocols; meeting with the PI to discuss protocols; developing and implementing state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, including single cell sequencing and CRISPR/cas9-driven gene editing; and assisting other personnel with experiments and surgeries as needed.

A Bachelor's degree in in Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field by appointment start date is required, as is at least three years of lab experience. Student experience may be accepted. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe are also required.

This position is restricted and dependent on the continuation of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Animal Handling Ability
Ability to work as part of a team

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Posted: 10/16/2018
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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